Man extradited from NSW on 27 fraud charges

Facing court

A 27-year-old Korean national will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 7 October 2020) on fraud charges after ACT Policing extradited him from NSW on Tuesday.

The man was arrested at Sydney Airport as he was preparing to leave Australia, following an investigation that commenced in March 2020, when a now 89-year-old woman reported multiple suspicious transactions from her bank account.

The investigation revealed transactions commencing in June 2019, where money was transferred out of the woman’s account.

Police will allege a total of $363,020 was taken from the victim.

On Saturday, 4 October, police were notified that the man, who had been in Australia on a working visa, was booked on a flight to South Korea. A warrant was issued, and the man was arrested about 8.40pm that evening.

NSW authorities approved the man’s extradition on Tuesday afternoon, and he will face 27 charges of obtaining property by deception in the ACT Magistrates Court today.

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